I've been thinking about cutting back on my purchases of trades, hardbacks, omnibus editions, etc. by borrowing them from the library instead.
I was motivated to consider this option by a number of things:
1. There are must reads (Watchmen, Kingdom Come, etc.) out there that I must read but don't really want to buy.
2. I seem to have a large enough collection already which contains a fair number of books that I don't really want to keep.
3. It seems wasteful to buy so many books most of which are probably only going to be read once and then put on a shelf.
Taking all those reasons into consideration I went to the Montgomery County Library web site to see if I could find Watchmen. It turns out that they have a number of copies of it. Awesome. Not I just need to clear some time on my busy reading schedule and get my but over to the library and check it out.